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Reviewed Meatball Curry

Sunday, Jun 3, 2012 on FoodNetwork.com

"I thought this was a great recipe. I appreciate Aarti's style of instruction. I added a few more shakes of the spices; I followed other reviewers' advice and added less water, but other than that it was spot-on and delicious. My husband and I both enjoyed it. We made it with steamed cauliflower that we shred to be like "rice" and I added cilantro"

Favorited Everyday Brownies

Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Favorited Homemade Fudge Brownies

Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 in Recipes on Cooking Channel

Reviewed Lighter Brownies

Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 on Cooking Channel

"I was really excited to make these after I saw the episode. Honestly, they are pretty dry. Also, I found the other reviewer's comment regarding the salt very helpful. I used just 1/4 tsp NOT 1 tsp plus 1/4 tsp - I think that is an error in the recipe. The flavor of the coffee and the little bit of salt is nice, but the texture is dry. I don't know""

Reviewed Love Cake

Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 on FoodNetwork.com

"My mother make this recently (using directions from the tv show it was on - not from this recipe printed here and it looked like the picture and was delicious! I made it and I think there are differences (and an error or two in this one....I think you should use EITHER the fudge packet from the cake mix OR the cocoa powder. I used both...My cake w""

Reviewed Rigatoni with Eggplant Puree

Saturday, Dec 17, 2011 on FoodNetwork.com

"This sauce was very tasty!! We ate it as a side dish and on top of baked chicken cutlets - not mixed with pasta. It is very hearty.

I used 1.5 medium eggplants, 5 plum tomatoes, about 5 cloves of garlic, a handful of cilantro (no basil at my market today) dried oregano, some store-bought pesto (about 2 tbsp) and just a few shakes of parmigiana, ""

Reviewed Braised Beef Brisket with Onions, Mushrooms, and Balsamic

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 on FoodNetwork.com

"Wonderful!! I have made this 4 times and it is delicious!! I used 2.5 to 3lb brisket.
My Changes - ONLY use half cup balsamic plus half cup red wine. I add a few carrots too. Add a couple tablespoons of brown sugar toward last couple hours of cooking. It took about 4 hours to cook once in the oven. I omit the bacon. It was a hit at a big family ""

Reviewed Fish en Papillote

Sunday, Aug 21, 2011 on FoodNetwork.com

"This was my first try at a Melissa d'Arabian recipe and I am really pleased. I followed the other reviews and cooked the fish for 15 minutes. I did 1.5 lbs and it made 6 pouches. I used more of the spices than she suggested. I would still use even more - adding some dry herbs with the fresh and maybe some lemon zest as well. I think this was a gre""

Reviewed Fish en Papillote

Sunday, Aug 21, 2011 on FoodNetwork.com

"This was my first try at a Melissa d'Arabian recipe and I am really pleased. I followed the other reviews and cooked the fish for 15 minutes. I did 1.5 lbs and it made 6 pouches. I used more of the spices than she suggested. I would still use even more - adding some dry herbs with the fresh and maybe some lemon zest as well. I think this was a gre""

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